London, April 9, 2014 – FBReader, known for its free, multi-platform eBook reader, and Intertrust® Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of trusted computing technologies, announced today the availability of FBReader’s eBook reader with the ExpressPlay™ digital rights management platform that supports the open Marlin DRM standard, The combined solution currently supports Android devices and will soon support iOS, Windows, and Mac OS.
FBReader supports ePub, fb2, mobi, rtf, html, and plain text formats. Users of its reader have access to popular network libraries with large collections of ebooks, and the option to download books for free or for a fee. It also allows users to add their own catalogs and is highly customizable, allowing them to choose colors, fonts, page turning animations, dictionaries, bookmarks, etc., to make reading a convenient and completely customizable experience. FBReader initially targeted the Russian and Eastern European markets but has since expanded into new markets. Today, it has five million active users and nine million downloads.
ExpressPlay is a cloud-based content protection system with an integrated tamper-resistant SDK for eBooks, video, audio, games, and other media. ExpressPlay is based on the open Marlin DRM standard that has been deployed in hundreds of millions of consumer electronics and mobile devices worldwide.
“FBReader is a very popular eBook reader with both users and developers,” said Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Senior Vice President for Technology at Intertrust. “Millions of users have read free books using their software. By integrating ExpressPlay, the FBReader now supports Marlin DRM, and can offer premium eBooks that publishers had not previously made available to them without a robust content protection technology. As a result, FBReader can provide users with an expanded content library.”
“ExpressPlay is a relatively new entrant into the eBook protection market, but it is rapidly becoming the preferred technology,” said Nikolay Pultsin, Founder of FBReader. “It is a good fit for us because it is flexible, delivers superior content protection compared with any other technology on the market, is the most affordable content management technology and has a novel pay-as-you-go pricing model. The combined FBReader-ExpressPlay solution will give our users an enhanced eBook reading experience and access to many more eBooks.”
FBReader is a free eBook reader that uses its own engine for rendering formatted text. This engine is specially designed for book reading. FBReader supports features including bookmarks, network book catalogs access, and local library browsing.
Nikolay Pultsin wrote the first version of FBReader in 2005. FBReader is supported by FBReader.ORG Limited, registered in the United Kingdom. Please visit fbreader.org for more information.
Intertrust invents, develops, and delivers technologies for trusted computing among leading global corporations from mobile and CE manufacturers and service providers, to enterprise software platform companies. Intertrust and its subsidiaries are also developing new trust services for vertical markets related to consumer privacy, Internet processing of DNA data, and smart grids. Intertrust actively creates and invests in ventures that extend its market vision. Current and former portfolio companies include Personagraph, Kabuto, whiteCryption, SyncTV, Nest Labs, Kiora, and Marinexplore.
Intertrust is also committed to driving open standards, and is one of the founders of Marlin DRM. Marlin is the Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution for YouView in the UK, Italy's Tivù and many IPTV services in Japan, and is currently the fastest growing DRM technology in China. Intertrust's Marlin ExpressPlay solution is rapidly growing for distributing video, audio, and ebook content, and Intertrust's Seacert subsidiary is the world's leading digital certificate authority for Marlin. Founded in 1990 on a revolutionary vision to bring trust to operating systems and open networks, Intertrust is based in Silicon Valley, with regional offices in London and Beijing. The Company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing. For more information, follow us at Twitter or LinkedIn.
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